Belle Thomas Ellis MARION Belle Thomas Ellis, 95, of Marion, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Rose Hill Retirement Center. Born on Feb. 24, 1918, in Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Thomas and Sally Young. Mrs. Ellis was a member of Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church in Marion. She had a passion for sewing, making dolls and quilts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ellis; daughter, Sally Linda Broome; and 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three grandchildren, Johnny M. Broome and wife, Kathy, Rebecca Franklin and Betty Walker; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Jonthon, Morgan and James; and five great-great-grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at Redeemed Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry McClain officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Pass Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., this evening (Wednesday, Aug. 21), at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kirkseyfh marion.com . The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion.
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